George Kalmpourtzis
Principal Designer

George is an experience designer, learning specialist and book author. He is also the founder of two indie studios: Playcompass Entertainment and Infinitivity Design Labs. George holds two BScs (one in education and one in computer engineering), a MSc in Advanced Information Systems and a PhD in Design Pedagogy and HCI. Coming from a diverse background, including both arts, education and engineering, George has been interested in creating intrinsically motivating experiences that have impact on their users. He has worked as game designer, UX designer, producer and studio manager in various indie European studios and has worked with ivy league institutions and international corporations for the design of native apps, games and learning platforms. George focuses on teaching experience design to teachers and students and the cognitive development benefits that arise from this process. Through an experimental procedure, he has formed several multi-disciplinary teams that are currently working on designing games that have an impact to local societies.


The use of Learning Profiles in teaching

By on December 10, 2015

The use of Adaptive Learning systems is an interesting topic, which I follow quite frequently. An interesting comment on Romain Gibert’s blog on the issue attracted my attention. On his side, he had been influenced by and their article: Un homme, une p√©dagogie.

Reading his article was a good starting point to re-evaluate the use of the work of Antoine de la Garanderie. For those who do not know him, De la Garanderie is none other than the founder of the approaches on the design of cognitive and learning profiles.

According to this approach, we consider that students have their own educational profiles and their own learning profiles and, therefore the role of the teacher is primarily to provide the appropriate atmosphere and learning style that corresponds to each profile.

There are no right or wrong profiles. However, there are people whose profiles correspond to the way teaching takes place in schools while others show a significant deviation. If we actually reflect on this notion, we can apply this concept to the use of technology and the design of digital schools. Consequently, adapting teaching to individual student profiles, taking into consideration personal needs, motives and learning styles will lead to more effective learning.

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